If you want to get to know Lisbon as a local, this small-group full-day tour is for you! From Parque das Nações (Nations Park) in the modern part of Lisbon to the Alfama quarter, the oldest in Lisbon, you will see the city’s main landmarks while learning interesting facts from your guide. Visit Belém, wander around the historical districts of Baixa, Chiado and Bairro Alto, and enjoy free time to shop for the perfect souvenir. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized and valuable experience with your guide.
Discover the best of Lisbon on a full-day tour, with walks through several popular neighborhoods like Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado
- See historical Lisbon landmarks like the Jerónimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries
Admire views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the Tower of Belém
- Enjoy a relaxing walk around the Parque das Nações and the Expo district
Sample a pastel de Belém, a Portuguese pastry (included)
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
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What You Can Expect
After pickup from your hotel, enjoy views of Lisbon from your comfortable vehicle on the drive to the district of Belém. Learn interesting facts about Portugal's sailing history and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments in the area – the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém, two great examples of Manueline art. Go up the Belém Tower to take in views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from above.
Here, you will also see the Monument to the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's important role in the discovery of the Americas. Then stop at a local cafe to have a pastel de Belém, a famous Portuguese pastry (included).
Continue with a walking tour of the Baixa district, Lisbon’s downtown. Walk pass the beautiful Gothic-style Rossio train station and Rossio Square (Lisbon’s main square), and find out how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755 that destroyed 85 percent of the city. Visit Bairro Alto, the city's bohemian district and the center for nightlife, and wander around the old cafés, boutiques, theaters and bookstores in the Chiado neighborhood.
Enjoy free time to explore this part of the city at your own pace and sample some local delicacies at a cafe or restaurant (own expense).
Next, arrive to the Alfama district and follow your guide around this area, Lisbon's oldest district, which dates back to the 8th century. Wander around the cobbled street of this Moorish area until you reach the Graça view point, which offers one of the best panoramic views of the city.
Finish your tour with a relaxing walk in the Parque das Nações, located in the most modern part of the city. Hear entertaining anecdotes from your guide as you walk around the area, which hosted the 1998 Universal Expo. Have free time to explore the district on your own, go shopping or visit Lisbon's aquarium (own expense), before you are driven back to your hotel.
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide Joke Langens gave as a great balance of information and autonomy. She had a great spirit and enthusiasm about her that made the whole thing a great experience. The highlights included lunch at a spot frequented by locals, plus a good amount of insider recommendations. 5 stars!
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Andrea was wonderful, extremely knowledgeable on the country's history and a very pleasant person to spend the day with. In a single day you hit most of the main attractions, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, St. George castle, etc. Plus you eat at a wonderful non-touristy restaurant for lunch.
My favorite tour in Lisbon! My guide, Andreia, was amazing. She was friendly and informative. As a small tour, it felt like going out to tour with good friends. This was one of the best experiences I had in Portugal.
The guide was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
This was a very informative and educational tour. The tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. Great history lessons.
Guide very knowledgeable, spoke great English and enjoyable personality. We only had one day in Lisbon and this tour gave us the opportunity to see it all. The only negative is that the air conditioning did not properly cool the third row of seats and one window did not open, so the rear was very warm.
Fantastic and worth every minute.
loved Yoki! she was the best. highly recommend this tour if you want a more private view of Lisbon. Better than the large bus with groups.
This was a wonderful tour by Viatour/CoolTour. Isabelle, our tour guide, was excellent and we saw so many scenic places in the city I took over 200 photos. Enough time for your own exploring / lunch in Ciado and near Rossio. Stop at Cafe Gelo no rossio right in the square for lunch.
On a trip with two of my girlfriends, we took this tour with another couple and it ended up being the perfect start to a long weekend in Lisbon. Our tour guide Joke had a lovely personality, was very knowledgable and such a great storyteller. She made the history and facts of everywhere we went memorable and exciting and we loved how flexible the tour was from picking what area to have lunch to deciding the other half of our tour we chose Castelo de Jorge. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone trying to see the best of old and new Lisbon in a day and were very thankful for Joke!